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Aspirin Overdose (Overview)

Aspirin poisoning or salicylism can be acute or chronic. A single overdose may cause acute poisoning; continuous usage of an elevated dosage over long periods of time may cause chronic poisoning. Acute overdose has a mortality rate of 2%. Chronic overdose is more commonly lethal with a mortality rate of 25% chronic overdose may be especially severe in children.


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What is the definition or description of: aspirin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: aspirin overdose?

See below: Aspirin poisoning or salicylism can be acute or chronic. A single overdose may cause acute poisoning; continuous usage of an elevated dosage over long periods of time may cause chronic poisoning. Acute overdose has a mortality rate of 2%. Chronic overdose is more commonly lethal with a mortality rate of 25% chronic overdose may be especially severe in children. ...Read more

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Aspirin Overdose (Overview)

Aspirin poisoning or salicylism can be acute or chronic. A single overdose may cause acute poisoning; continuous usage of an elevated dosage over long periods of time may cause chronic poisoning. Acute overdose has a mortality rate of 2%. Chronic overdose is more commonly lethal with a mortality rate of 25% chronic overdose may be especially severe in children.


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I want to know if i will die from aspirin overdose?

I want to know if i will die from aspirin overdose?

Don't do it: You'll feel sicker than you ever have before, and perhaps worse than you thought possible. Your stomach will hurt terribly, and you'll feel like you're smothering. I am sure this is not what you want. Matt, bro, these are thoughts you should not be having. You don't deserve this agony, and you can find something better than death anyplace. Talk to your physician. There's help. Cheers. ...Read more

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Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Many: Overdose of Aspirin can cause bleeding from ulcers or platelet dysfunction and bleeding in many places, can cause kidney dysfunction and an initial rapid breath to get rid of acid and the failure of that mechanism leads to metabolic acidosis, renal and respiratory failure. It can cause ringing in the ears. That is why even the commercial advocating use of Aspirin as a regular pain med scares me. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aspirin overdose?

What are the tests for aspirin overdose?

Blood sample: A serum salicylate level will reliably determine if there is too much Aspirin on-board, but Aspirin overdose can also be suspected clincially on the basis of its typical symptoms and signs (a "toxidrome"). ...Read more

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How can I avoid aspirin overdose?

Huh?: Don't take an overdose of aspirin! the dose for adults is: 325-650 mg every 4 hours as needed. For children, the dose is: 10-15 mg/kg every 4-6 hours with a maximum daily dose of 60-80 mg/kg. If you get ringing in the ears, stomach upset or nausea, lower the dose. Follow these instructions and you will avoid an Aspirin overdose. ...Read more

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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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I want to know if i will die from aspirin overdose?

Don't do it: You'll feel sicker than you ever have before, and perhaps worse than you thought possible. Your stomach will hurt terribly, and you'll feel like you're smothering. I am sure this is not what you want. Matt, bro, these are thoughts you should not be having. You don't deserve this agony, and you can find something better than death anyplace. Talk to your physician. There's help. Cheers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aspirin overdose?

See below: Aspirin poisoning or salicylism can be acute or chronic. A single overdose may cause acute poisoning; continuous usage of an elevated dosage over long periods of time may cause chronic poisoning. Acute overdose has a mortality rate of 2%. Chronic overdose is more commonly lethal with a mortality rate of 25% chronic overdose may be especially severe in children. ...Read more

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Can aspirin overdose or to much aspirin use lead to organ damage or damage to certain parts of the body?

Many: Overdose of Aspirin can cause bleeding from ulcers or platelet dysfunction and bleeding in many places, can cause kidney dysfunction and an initial rapid breath to get rid of acid and the failure of that mechanism leads to metabolic acidosis, renal and respiratory failure. It can cause ringing in the ears. That is why even the commercial advocating use of Aspirin as a regular pain med scares me. ...Read more

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